Since it’s the main entrance for seven very busy (and often very dirty) people, you can only imagine how badly the door in our garage needed to be painted. I’m happy to say the door is now a pretty shade of dark, no-handprint-showing, navy blue.
This is what I’ve looked at every time I’ve come into our house for the last three years:
As if they knew, Colorhouse Paint recently asked if I’d like to try out one of their newest colors from a collection they’ve created exclusively for Rejuvenation (one of my favorite lighting catalogs). The new Mercantile collection is a beautiful palette of soft—but rich–colors:
I had never used Colorhouse paints before but was intrigued for several reasons, including its promise that it has a low odor and no toxic fumes (since most of my projects are done with lots of kids running around). They’re also committed to making sure all of their paints are friendly to the environment:
I knew I wanted a blue and landed on this deep navy pretty quickly:
They also make a mold-resistant, multi-purpose primer. (Great for doors that take a lot of daily abuse.)
I used a semi-gloss finish so that it would be easy to wipe off later, and although it’s not intended for exterior use, it should work fine on the garage entry door.
I ended up applying two coats with a brush. I can still see a few brush marks and will probably roll another coat once I paint the other side of the door (the same color). I’ve found that it’s usually easier to start with an angled brush on paneled doors and finish with one rolled coat for a smoother finish.
And, even a garage entrance deserves a few colorful accessories:
Thanks to Colorhouse Paint for sponsoring this post.